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  1. Howdy folks. I'm going to build a newer Airfix kit in 1:72 It's just another cheap one to have some fun and try and master a few new techniques. This time I'm really going to try improving my own finishing skills and also try and make my forum a bit more informative along the way. Okay here's the box art with the actual version I'll be doing There's 3 light grey sprues with a clear sprue with 2 canopies. There's a total of 41parts but take out one canopy you won't use that makes 40, take out 2 wheels with wheels covers for the undercarriage up option, that leave 38 parts, take out some underwing rocket option that I won't be using that's made up of 5 parts and there's 2 of them means I have grand total of about 28 pieces to assemble this whole thing!! Oh...nearly forgot...take out a 2 piece underbelly bomb or drop tank option and now there's only 26 parts to worry about!!! There's not a huge amount of detail, there's some recessed panel lines, the cockpit is non existent and the pilot I was going to add in for interest looks weirder than a 3 dollar bill and I think more akin to a 1960's Russian Mig pilot than a 1948 Finnish one! Have a look! Hopefully I've got something else in the spare parts box that's more appropriate!!....I have no idea why that photo is so small and no matter what I do I can't change it!. Hopefully you get the idea LOL Here's the clear parts Here's the decals. I'm using the funky bat ones and the sharks mouth......always a sucker for the sharks mouth thing The other versions are a German and an Italian one. I was interested in the Italian version as well but the other versions really needed an airbrush and since I don't have one I thought "well......that pretty much makes the decision for me" Also note the Italian decals are incorrect and the upper wing markings are identical when in fact they should "mirror" each other.....not seen mistake before on a decal sheet before from Airfix These are the instructions for the paint scheme I'll be doing. Well that's about it. At least you now know what I'm tackling......should be pretty easy....says the bloke who just about destroyed his 1:72 Airfix Corsair in his last post!! Watch this space...
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